If someone told you your characters were sitting in
the room across the hall, would you walk across to meet them? Why or why not?
think I would. I know them and love them,
so I can’t see why I wouldn’t want to meet them. When I was an actress I believed wholeheartedly
in the characters I played, eventually (on stage) becoming them. That way the audience would believe in them
too. I work the same with the characters
in my novels. Gosh, imagine if I met
them and I'd got one of them wrong. The
protagonists in my novels are sisters and, although they have very different
personalities and characters, they are all very strong women. If I had got one wrong, I would expect her to
you could magically become one of your characters, who would it be?
next one. It is always the next one for
me. When I was writing Foxden Acres, it
was Bess Dudley. Writing Applause it was
Margot Dudley – and now it’s sister number three, Claire Dudley. It is always the next lead character that I
want to be, and who excites me the most.
I like beginnings, I like starting new things, and I like the
unknown. Claire’s story, China Blue, is
set in France with the SOE and French Resistance. It’s a love story and she’s a heroine. Who
wouldn’t want to be Claire?
day of the week is your favourite for writing?
like to say, Monday. I would like to say
I am disciplined – and that I work on weekdays and spend my weekends relaxing,
or visiting interesting places. The truth
is, when I’m writing, I am often woken up in the early hours of the morning
with characters, or ideas, running round in my head. When that happens, I have to get up and write
it down, or I forget. When the creative
thoughts and ideas are flowing I write every day, sometimes for weeks. When they are not flowing, I find it difficult
to write a shopping list.
your novels to a food item or entré.
ACRES (2013), my first novel, is a healthy homemade crusty loaf. It is
made with homegrown ingredients, kneaded with strong capable hands, left to
rise in its own time – and then baked with love. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BCX59LE
(2014), my second novel, is a tiered cake-stand full of fairy cakes. Some with icing, some with chocolate, others
with custard, cream, or with a cherry on the top. The higher up the cake-stand you look, the more
exiting the cake. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00J7Y5LCW
BLUE (2015), which I am currently writing, is a Madeleine. La véritable petite Madeleine de
Nikki from Nikki's Books4U reviews Applause by Madalyn Morgan.
Margaret Burrell had always dreamed of being an actress, a big star in London's West End. So when she begins working as an usherette at a theatre she hopes this will be her first step on to the show business ladder. What follows is an emotional roller-coaster of an emotional journey, as Margaret Burrell turns herself into acting and singing sensation, Margot Dudley.
The story is set during the Second World War and all the nostalgia of the time is captured in this book. The story is filled with the highs and lows of fame. The desperation and determination and lengths Margot is prepared to go to, to achieve her dream made me really like the character of Margaret/Margot. I really look forward to reading more of Madalyn Morgan's books. She is an excellent storyteller.
Thank you Nikki Bywater @Nikki's Books4U, for the fabulous review.
I am not a big reader of books as I do get bored half way
though and then just read the last few pages. I was told by my sister to read Foxton Acres so I did I could not put it down and read ever page. I waited
eagerly for applause to come out and bought it on the first day of being on Amazon and sat and read it in 4 days this is amazing for me. But it as just left
me wanting more I cannot wait for Madalyn Morgan s next book as they are both
excellent definitely recommend it everyone even my daughter as read them after me
and she really enjoyed them.